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(1) An individual convicted of an offense may be sentenced to pay a fine, not exceeding:
(a) $10,000 for a felony conviction of the first degree or second degree;
(b) $5,000 for a felony conviction of the third degree;
(c) $2,500 for a class A misdemeanor conviction;
(d) $1,000 for a class B misdemeanor conviction;
(e) $750 for a class C misdemeanor conviction or infraction conviction; and
(f) any greater amounts specifically authorized by statute.
(2)(a) An individual convicted of a misdemeanor or infraction and sentenced to pay a fine may not be charged by a court:
(i) notwithstanding Section 15-1-4, interest on the judgment that in the aggregate is more than 25% of the initial fine; or
(ii) that issues an order to show cause under Section 78B-6-317 for failure to pay the fine, interest that is more than 25% of the initial fine.
(b) An individual convicted of an infraction and sentenced to pay a fine may not be charged:
(i) by the Office of State Debt Collection, late fees and interest that in the aggregate are more than 25% of the initial fine; or
(ii) by a third-party debt contractor of the Office of State Debt Collection, additional fees.
(3) Subsection (2) does not apply to a case that includes:
(a) victim restitution; or
(b) a felony conviction, even if that felony conviction is later reduced.
(4) This section does not apply to a corporation, association, partnership, government, or governmental instrumentality.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Utah Code Title 76. Utah Criminal Code § 76-3-301. Fines of individuals - last updated May 05, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ut/title-76-utah-criminal-code/ut-code-sect-76-3-301/
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